This Month’s Focus: Capsule Filling
Making cap tucks a thing of the past
The cap tuck is one of the most common and challenging defects experienced by capsule filling machine operators. This article discusses the most common causes for cap tucks, along with actions to take when you encounter them.
Crosslinking in gelatin capsules
This article describes a study conducted to determine the cause of poor dissolution in a three-month accelerated stability study of a Phase I immediate-release pro-drug gelatin capsule product.
Eye on excipients: Gluten in excipients
This edition of Eye on Excipients discusses the issue of possible gluten content in pharmaceutical excipients.
Back Page: Liquid capsule filling for poorly soluble drugs
This article discusses the benefits of using hard capsules to deliver poorly soluble APIs in liquid formulations.
Care and handling of fluid-bed dryer filters
Filter bags and bonnets are critical components in fluid-bed processing equipment. This article explains how properly caring for your spare filters can extend their life and help you avoid costly downtime.
Spotlight On Nutraceuticals
Edible security microparticles protect Daily Wellness products from adulteration and counterfeiting
Show Preview: Natural Products Expo West
The Natural Products Expo West (NPEW) trade show returns to the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, March 6-9. Last year’s show attracted more than 85,500 attendees and featured more than 3,500 exhibitors of health, beauty, and natural and specialty food products. The trade show also includes educational sessions on the latest industry trends.
Natoli opens laboratory and training facility near Philadelphia
Natoli Scientific, a division of Natoli Engineering, St. Charles, MO, has opened a scientific research and development laboratory in Telford, PA, near Philadelphia. The lab is outfitted with a variety of R&D and production-scale tablet manufacturing equipment and offers a range of troubleshooting and custom research services.
Show Preview: Interphex
Interphex, an annual pharmaceutical trade show and exhibition, returns to New York City’s Javits Center, April 2-4. The trade show is expected to attract more than 12,000 global industry professionals and 625 exhibitors and offers demonstrations, partnering opportunities, networking, and a technical conference.
Outsourcing lab services
Wash-in-place versus clean-in-place tablet dedusters
Planning for a successful technology transfer
January: Capsule Filling
June: Solid Dosage Sourcebook
July: Excipients & Formulation
October: Quality, Validation & Regulatory Compliance
November: Annual Buyer’s Guide
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